Articles by Saniya Bulatkulova

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

COVID-19 Incidence Decreases 60% Over Two Weeks in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – In the past two weeks, the country has reached a stable epidemiological situation with a 60 percent reduction of morbidity and mortality for COVID-19, said Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoy at the government meeting on Sept. 21. Daily infections reached 2,537 on Sept. 22, reported the ministry. The interdepartmental commission working to…

Kunde Café and Glovo Courier Launch Charitable Project For Doctors

NUR-SULTAN – Künde, a social metropolitan café in Nur-Sultan, and Glovo courier service launched a charitable project on Sept. 21 giving people an opportunity to support doctors working in COVID-19 hospitals by ordering them food delivery. Every Glovo user can support the project regardless of the location. To help, the user should order food in…

Kazakhstan to Adopt Its Own Country Calling Code By 2025

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan plans to adopt its own country calling code from January 2023, reported the Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry Bagdad Mussin. As the Ministry clarified, Kazakhstan has reserved +997 in the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) to replace the +7 calling code, which also belongs to Russia. After the new…

Kazakh National Geography Society Unveils Charyn Canyon and Altyn Emel National Parks Development Plans

NUR-SULTAN – Chair of Kazakh National Geographic Society’s (Qazaq Geography) Orman Nurbayev and project manager Zhanibek Alkeev presented the small architectural installations on the territory of Charyn Canyon and introduced the development plan concept for two National Parks to Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology,…

Kolsai Lakes National Park Joins UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves

NUR-SULTAN – UNESCO has included the Kolsai Lakes National Park in its World Network of Biosphere Reserves at the 33rd session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere Program on Sept. 15, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.  The Kolsai Lakes, which translates as ‘lake in the gorge’…

Seventeenth Eurasian Media Forum: In Search of New Meanings

NUR-SULTAN – The 17th Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) gathered experts from 25 countries, who are competent in economics, politics, ecology, education and media to discuss the most relevant issues facing journalism today. The first and the second sessions held on Sept. 16 were dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence and how the pandemic…

Kazakhstan to Host 17th Eurasian Media Forum in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the seventeenth Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) will take place in the Nazarbayev Center in Nur-Sultan starting Sept. 15 and continuing through Sept. 17. The forum will proceed in a hybrid mode, both online and offline, due to the pandemic.  The forum includes panel discussions, masterclasses and roundtable discussions on the most…

Global Teacher Prize: Teacher from Kazakhstan’s Semey Competes for $1 Million Award

NUR-SULTAN – Physics teacher Askhat Zhumabekov from the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics entered the list of finalists of the Global Teacher Prize organized by the Varkey Foundation, reports the Foundation of Public Interest Initiatives Development. “Askhat Zhumabekov, from Nazarbayev Intellectual school of Physics and Mathematics, Semey, Kazakhstan, is a progressive educator who…

Kazakhstan Introduces Teaching Assistant Position to Foster Inclusivity in Schools

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan introduced a new position called “teaching assistant in schools,” said the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. Among other things, the specialists are expected to foster inclusive education and help schoolchildren with special needs to adapt to school. Approximately 700 teaching assistants have started to work throughout the country. “This is…

Kazakhstan’s “Tomiris” Premieres in Turkey

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s “Tomiris” directed by Akan Satayev premiered on Sept. 3 in Turkey, reported the Kazakhfilm press service.  The Kazakh movie, which was produced by Kazakhfilm with a $6.5 million budget and first premiered in September 2019, is to be shown in over 200 theaters across the country. The film is distributed by Turkey’s…